Good eats, good movies makes for great evening at Kitchen Table Central, Dundee Theater

by Abby McLaughlin

MProcessed with VSCO with hb2 presetovies and popcorn? Good combo. Movies and sandwiches? Even better combo. Film Streams’ new theatre in Dundee and Kitchen Table Central, a spinoff of their downtown location, brought together this amazing duo. Located off of Dodge and 49th Street, the newly renovated Dundee Theatre is a true beauty, keeping some of the original architecture while blending it with more modern refurbishments.

Before even walking inside, the aesthetically pleasing landscape welcomes you. The older theatre facade contrasts well with its neon lights. But when you walk in through the glass entrance, it gives off a modern, homey vibe. The theatre also offers a bookstore called “Katie’s Video” which has books and Blu-ray movie options for everyone to enjoy.

Kitchen Table Central, located in the lobby, is a great place to grab a bite to eat before or after the movie. This restaurant also has roots downtown, located at 14th and Farnam, and the food is so delicious. From salads to sandwiches to a veggie hot dog, Kitchen Table Central has something for everyone.

I went for the big brioche grilled cheese and let me tell you, it did not disappoint one bit. The bread is fluffy and perfectly toasted with an asiago cheese crust. There are also three other cheeses: ricotta, cheddar and havarti. This sandwich did not come to mess around. Served warm with a
seasoned popcorn mix, it is like a pillow of cheesy goodness, all for $9.

The movies at Dundee Theatre are not ones that you can find at your local AMC. They feature mostly independent films and older movies. From “Grease” to “Lady Bird” to a free screening of “An Affair to Remember” for Valentine’s Day, they have something for everyone. They also offer midnight screenings of movies. Coming up is “The Fly” on Feb. 23 and Streets of Fire on March 30.

If you are even thinking of going down to Dundee Theatre or Kitchen Table Central, you should stop thinking and head down there. The menu at Kitchen Table Central and the original Kitchen Table differ, so I would recommend checking out the menu, available online, and decide on what you’re in the mood for. But going off of personal experience, both are very good and offer a variety of delicious eats. Price wise, this restaurant is pretty price-    moderate with the cheapest item being $3, and the most expensive being $11. This restaurant appeals to all age groups, especially if you like movies.

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